Recipes Blog

Second Video Cooking Lesson with Our State!

by Jill Warren Lucas in Learn, Recipes

Whether at our restaurants or deli case, Southern Season customers clamor for authentic country ham. We use Johnston County Country Ham, and there’s nothing quite like its salty goodness on a fresh-baked biscuit. And, oh, what it does to build flavor into classic red-eye gravy.
Chef Jay Pierce of Greensboro’s Marshall Free House appreciates the versatility of country ham, adding it to dishes in ways that go… read more

Shake It Up With Cinco de Mayo Cocktails

by Jill Warren Lucas in Learn, Recipes, Recipes

There’s nothing our bar managers like better than a challenge. Can’t decide on a cocktail? Need a suggestion for wine? Maybe something without alcohol that still tastes like a party? They’ve got you covered.
So when we asked them to create home bar-friendly Cinco de Mayo-inspired cocktails for home bartenders– some of them using ingredients from our store shelves – they were all over it.
We’re pleased… read more

Sara Moulton Shares Recipe Before Visit

by Jill Warren Lucas in Learn, Recipes, Recipes, Recipes

Sara Moulton, one of our favorite guest chefs, is returning in May to Southern Season! We are proud to feature her in our Cooking School and at book signings for her acclaimed new cookbook and teaching manual, Home Cooking 101: How to Make Everything Taste Better.
Designed for home cooks, Home Cooking 101 shares 150 recipes and techniques that will make even the most inexperienced (or reluctant) cook feel empowered to… read more

Learn to Make Empanadas

by Jill Warren Lucas in Learn, Recipes, Recipes, Recipes, News & Events, Recipes

We are proud to present a special book signing event with Sandra Gutierrez, one of our most popular Cooking School instructors, from 12-2 p.m. Saturday, April 23 in our Chapel Hill store.
Gutierrez recently learned that her latest collection, Empanadas: The Hand-Held Pies of Latin America, was selected to receive a 2016 Gourmand International Award in the Single Subject category. It is the Cary author’s fourth… read more

Video cooking lesson with Our State!

by Jill Warren Lucas in Learn, Recipes, Recipes, Recipes, News & Events, Recipes, Learn, Recipes

We are delighted to partner with Our State magazine and Chef Jay Pierce of Greensboro’s Marshall Free House for a series of quick instructional videos that will have you cooking classic North Carolina dishes in minutes.
In this first installment, Pierce demonstrates how to fix a dinner of Appalachian Trout with Bacon Dandelion Jam and Black-Eyed Pea Ragout.  He celebrates the end of winter by using quintessential… read more

Think Outside of the Box for Passover

by Jill Warren Lucas in Learn, Recipes, Recipes, Recipes, News & Events, Recipes, Learn, Recipes, Learn, Recipes

Traditional family recipe makes holiday special.
There are few things that Melissa Krumbein enjoys more than cooking for her large family at the holidays. Add in the challenge of not using leavened products during Passover and the Richmond, Virginia-based caterer is truly in her happy place.
“There’s no reason to have a boring meal just because it’s Passover,” says Krumbein, who teaches at the Cooking School.… read more

The right tools make oyster shucking simple

by Jill Warren Lucas in Learn, Recipes, Recipes, Recipes, News & Events, Recipes, Learn, Recipes, Learn, Recipes, Learn, Recipes

We’ve been gearing up at Southern Season to celebrate National Oysters on the Half Shell Day on March 31. There’s just one problem: Not all of us know how to shuck an oyster.
We asked Chef Ricky Moore of Durham, North Carolina’s acclaimed Saltbox Seafood Joint to show us – and you – how to shuck oysters like a boss.
“It’s not that hard,” says Moore, who grew up enjoying fresh seafood in coastal New Bern, North… read more

National Crab Day

by Jill Warren Lucas in Learn, Recipes, Recipes, Recipes, News & Events, Recipes, Learn, Recipes, Learn, Recipes, Learn, Recipes, Recipes

We wanted to share an expert’s perspective on the March 9th observance of National Crab Day. Lucky for us, there’s one just down the road from our flagship store in Chapel Hill.
Bill Smith is the longtime chef of Crook’s Corner, which has the distinct honor of being named an American Classic Restaurant by the James Beard Foundation. A native of New Bern, North Carolina, where he grew up catching crabs and shucking… read more

Warm Up Your Winter With Chili

by Chris Holaday in Learn, Recipes, Recipes, Recipes, News & Events, Recipes, Learn, Recipes, Learn, Recipes, Learn, Recipes, Recipes, Learn, Recipes

Macaroni and cheese, meatloaf, fried chicken–we love our comfort food but on a cold winter day, nothing warms quite like a bowl full of steaming chili. Formally called “chili con carne,” the stew-like dish that originated as a blend of dried chile peppers and beef is one of the country’s most popular comforting meals (in one form or another) from coast to coast.
No one knows for sure when and how chili originated… read more

Making risotto? Try a pressure cooker!

by Marilyn Markel in Learn, Recipes, Recipes, Recipes, News & Events, Recipes, Learn, Recipes, Learn, Recipes, Learn, Recipes, Recipes, Learn, Recipes, Recipes

 
I recently received the new All-Clad PC8 pressure cooker and I was so excited to try it out. I was delighted to learn this pressure cooker works on the stovetop, which is great because you have the sturdy All-Clad pot to sear, sauté, whatever you need to do to start your dish. This is especially valuable if you want to sear meat such as short ribs or pork shoulder before you begin. For my test dish I started with risotto. I… read more

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